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Federal Investigators release cause of CAF Plane Crash back in May

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Federal investigators blame an oil problem for the crash of Commemorative Air Force plane back in July.

Investigators say an oil valve on the plane was left open and oil leaked from one of the engines.

The world war 2 era plane is owned by the C-A-F's American Airpower Heritage Museum in Midland.

It went down in Colorado back in July, the pilot and co-pilot survived.

The plane clipped some trees and crashed in a field before skidding across a road and coming to rest.

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